Habitat for Humanity fundraiser
A Habitat for Humanity fundraiser will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, 218 S. Blount St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $10; proceeds, plus 10 percent of food sales, will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.
Birds and art
Anderson Point Little Artists: Bird Crafts will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Anderson Point Park, 20 Anderson Point Drive, Raleigh. The program, for children ages 2-5, will feature an art project themed around a classic children’s book. The cost is $5 per child, and registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
Insects at Annie Louise
Daring Discoverers: Insect Inspectors will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park, 11408 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. The program, for children ages 6-9, features a hands-on bug safari. The cost is $5 per child. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
Rides to the mill
Little Historians: Mill Stories in Motion will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 will learn how a ride to the Old Mill felt like. The cost is $4 per child, and registration is required. To register, call 919-856-6675.
First Friday Kids Camp
First Friday Kids Camp will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The program is for preschool and elementary school children. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required at www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/FFKC.
The nonprofit Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers will sell donated merchandise from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug 3-4, in the Exposition Center at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Merchandise will include men’s, women’s and kids’ clothing, toys, games, books, furniture, kitchenware, TVs and more. All proceeds will support TROSA’s long-term addiction treatment program. For more information, call 919-419-1059 or visit www.trosainc.org.
Bead Mercantile Show
The Bead Mercantile Show is scheduled for Aug. 3-4 in the Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Vendors will sell handmade artisan beads, findings, threads, cords and everything else needed to make beaded jewelry. The cost is $6 per person, and children younger than 16 get in free. For more information, visit www.beadmercantile.com.
Reptiles and amphibians
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences will offer a free, hands-on science program about reptiles and amphibians from 9 a.m. to noon at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. The program will also include a stream walk at Miller Park. The program is for ages 4 and older; registration is required. To register, contact Assistant Town Engineer Holly Miller at 919-435-9443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dog training, adoption
A Kid Day and Rescue Event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Thinking Dog, 927 Durham Road, Suite 105, Wake Forest. Children and families can learn about interaction with dogs and participate in an apprentice dog trainer class. Adults can have dog training questions answered. Local animal rescues will have animals for adoption. For more information, visit www.thinkingdognc.com.
Learn to make handmade soap from noon to 2 p.m. at Scentsuosity, 300 Blake St., Raleigh. Mix shredded soap, herbs, clays and essential oils to make a gentle soap. The cost is $25. For more information or to register, visit www.scentsuosity.com.
Bull Spec authors at Quail Ridge
The Bull Spec Author Fest, the third annual summer speculative fiction event, will be held at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Featured authors will include Karen Lord, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Will Hindmarch, Nathan Ballingrud, Mur Lafferty and Robert V.S. Redick. The event will feature book readings, discussion and book signings.
Green energy workshop
A green energy workshop is scheduled from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Make gliders out of recycled materials and build electric circuits. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.
‘Tomatoes,’ ‘Peaches’ at Quail Ridge
Miriam Rubin, author of “Tomatoes,” and Kelly Alexander, author of “Peaches, “ will discuss their new Savor the South cookbooks at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Anne Marie Pace at Quail Ridge
Anne Marie Pace will discuss her children’s book “Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover” at 10 a.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Bloodmobile at library
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will accept blood donations from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. To register, visit www.redcrossblood.org and log in as Wake Library.
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